6:15 p.m. Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium
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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be T David Bakhtiari (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and DB Micah Hyde (special teams).
In this installment of Rookie Reporter, presented by Edvest, Grace Bouda asks Packers DB Micah Hyde what his favorite subject in school was.
1. Packers’ outside linebackers vs. Colin Kaepernick – As much as the 49ers QB has beaten the Packers with his legs in the past, it’ll be up to Julius Peppers , Mike Neal , Nick Perry , et al to set the edges and keep him contained. This game won’t be about sacking Kaepernick, it’ll be about not ...
This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF). The Green Bay Packers take their second road trip of the season to face the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. The Packers are 3-0 for the first time since 2011 when they started 13-0. It is the third 3-0 start under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (4-0, 2007). The Packers are one of seven teams still undefeated this season. For the third time in the last five seasons, Green Bay has scored over 95 points in its first three games (96 in 2013 and 2015, 99 in 2011). From 1970 to 2010, the Packers only surpassed 95 points in their first three games once (115 in 1996). Dating back to 2014, the Packers have won five or their last seven road games during the regular season. Green Bay’s 41 road wins during the regular season under McCarthy are the second most in the NFC (Philadelphia-42) and the fifth most in the league since 2006 (New England-51 / Dallas-43 / Indianapolis-43). Dating back to 1970, the Packers have played the 49ers (30) the second most (St. Louis, 31) among teams it has not been in a division with (including playoffs). This will be the first time the Packers will play at Levi’s Stadium. Four of the last six contests between Green Bay and San Francisco have been decided by eight points or less (including playoffs). Since 1990, the Packers are 9-2 during the regular season in California (49ers / Raiders / Chargers / Rams), including 2-1 under McCarthy. Under McCarthy, the Packers are 7-5 in games played the week after appearing on Monday Night Football, including wins in five of the last seven. This will be just the fifth time Green Bay has played a road game the week following a game on MNF since 2006. The Packers are 3-1 in the previous contests. QB Aaron Rodgers has started against San Francisco six times (including playoffs), completing 147 of 221 passes for 1,712 yards, 13 touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 103.7. Rodgers’ six starts against San Francisco are tied for the most he has made against a non-division team (Seattle). The 49ers have won each of the last four matchups (including playoffs), but the Packers had won the previous eight against San Francisco. The series against San Francisco started in 1950 and is the ninth oldest for Green Bay (Arizona, 1921 / Chicago, 1921 / Detroit, 1930 / New York Giants, 1928 / Philadelphia, 1933 / Pittsburgh, 1933 / St. Louis, 1937 / Washington, 1932). Including playoffs, this will be the fifth meeting between the teams since 2012. Next week, Green Bay returns home to Lambeau Field to play the St. Louis Rams. WITH THE CALL FOX Sports, now in its 22nd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience. Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins color commentator Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews. Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together. Compass Media Networks will air the game across the country. Matt Smith (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst) will call the action and Jon Rothstein will host the pre, half, and post game shows. The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive. DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 715. WHAT TO LOOK FOR Green Bay is looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for the third time under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (2007, 4-0). The Packers’ offensive line has only given up three sacks in the first three games of the season (tied for sixth fewest in the NFL). It is the fewest a Green Bay offensive line has allowed in the first three games since 2010 (three). Dating back to 1982, the Packers have allowed four or fewer sacks through the team’s first four games twice (three in 2004 / one in 2003). Since Week 10 last season, Green Bay has allowed just 12 sacks, the second fewest in the NFL over that span (Baltimore, eight). Green Bay has registered a sack in 39 consecutive regular-season games, a franchise record and the longest current streak in the league. In the last two weeks, the Packers defense has held running backs Marshawn Lynch (41 yards on 15 carries) and Jamaal Charles (49 yards on 11 carries) to under 50 yards rushing each. If the Packers score 25 or more points, it will be just the second time (dating back to 1921) that Green Bay has recorded 25-plus points in each of its first four games of the season (2011). OFFENSE If QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 300-plus yards, it will be the 42nd 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Rodgers (10) joined Peyton Manning (12 in 2013) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 10-plus touchdown passes and no interceptions in the first three games of the season. Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in each of the first four games of the season once in his career (2011, first 12 games). Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 16 of the last 19 regular-season games, including the last five. The Packers are 15-1 in those games. Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in 14 of the last 19 regular-season games. WR Randall Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 44. After recording a career-best three touchdown receptions against Kansas City, Cobb looks to register multiple TD receptions in consecutive games for the first time in his career. Cobb and WR James Jones have each registered four touchdown receptions so far this season. Dating back to 1960, they joined Carroll Dale (1968), Keith Jackson (1996), James Lofton (1983) and Ed West (1989) as the only Packers to record four receiving touchdowns in the team’s first three games of a season. Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), Jones has registered a touchdown reception in five of the last six games. He has totaled six touchdown receptions over that span. If Jones records a receiving touchdown, it will be the first time in his career he has registered one or more touchdown receptions in four consecutive games. He has recorded a touchdown reception in three consecutive games four times in his career (2011, twice in 2012, 2015). Cobb and Jones are the first duo in team history to both have four TD catches in the first three games of the season. DEFENSE LB Clay Matthews recorded two sacks in the win over Kansas City. It was his 13th career game with two or more sacks. He is one shy of tying Tim Harris (14, 1986-90) for No. 3 in team history (Reggie White, 16; Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 15). Matthews aims to register multiple sacks in back-to-back games for the fourth time in his career (2010, 2012, 2014). Including playoffs, Matthews has 4.5 sacks in the last three games against the 49ers. LB Julius Peppers is tied with DT Mike Daniels for the team lead with 2.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has seven sacks in the last seven games. Over the last two games, LB Jayrone Elliott has recorded a sack, a forced fumble and an interception. CB Sam Shields looks to record an interception in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career. SPECIAL TEAMS K Mason Crosby (274) is four field-goal attempts short of surpassing Ryan Longwell (277) for the most in team history. In Week 2, Crosby (1,065) passed Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record. WR Ty Montgomery is tied for No. 3 in the NFL in kickoff return average this season (31.5). In Week 1, he recorded a kick return of 46 yards, the longest kick return by a Packer since a 70-yarder by S Micah Hyde vs. Pittsburgh on 12/22/13. THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: Packers vs. 49ers : Regular season, all-time :30-27-1 All-time postseason :4-3 All-time, at San Francisco : 11-18-1 (includes 2-2 in postseason) Streaks : The 49ers have won four straight, but the Packers have won 13 of the last 18 (including playoffs). Last meeting, regular season : Sept. 8, 2013; 49ers won, 34-28, Candlestick Park COACHES CAPSULES Mike McCarthy : 104-55-1, .653 (incl. 7-6 postseason); 10th NFL season Jim Tomsula : 2-2-0, .500, 1st NFL season (served as interim head coach for one game in 2010) Head to Head : 0-0 vs. Opponent : McCarthy 3-4 vs. 49ers; Tomsula 0-0 vs. Packers MIKE McCARTHY …Is in his 10th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach. Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. Led the Packers to their sixth consecutive playoff appearance last season, joining New England as the only two NFL teams to do so over that span. Has also led the team to seven playoff appearances in the last eight years (2007, 2009-14). Has guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring each of the past eight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014. His .661 winning percentage during the regular season (96-49-1) ranks No. 3 among active NFL coaches (min. 60 games). Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head-coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant. JIM TOMSULA …Is in his first year as the 49ers’ 19th head coach. Spent the previous eight seasons (2007-14) coaching the defensive line with the 49ers. Also served as the team’s interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season. Since 2007, the 49ers rank fourth in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (98.4) and rushing average (3.72). San Francisco’s defense also ranks third in the NFL in points per game allowed (19.4) and fourth in yards per game allowed (320.9). In 2011, San Francisco set the NFL record by not allowing a rushing touchdown in its first 14 games of the season. The team surrendered just three rushing touchdowns all year, the fewest allowed in the NFL since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978. Joined the 49ers after serving as the head coach for Rhein Fire of NFL Europa in 2006, where he was the youngest head coach in NFLE history at age 38. Tomsula served as the Berlin Thunder’s defensive coordinator for two seasons, winning World Bowl XII in his first season with a defense that ranked first in the NFLE against the run. THE PACKERS-49ERS SERIES Originally dating back to 1950, the series featured two games per season from 1953-66 with the teams trading dominant stretches. San Francisco won 13 times in a span of 15 games between 1950-58, while the Packers won 10 of 11 games between 1959-64. In more recent times, the series has been noted for its postseason clashes, including several defining moments in Packers history. Green Bay’s 27-17 triumph in the 1995 NFC Divisional playoff was considered the breakthrough victory that established the Packers as an elite team for the next several years. The Packers also won the next two postseason meetings, a 35-14 home victory in the 1996 NFC Divisional playoff en route to the Super Bowl XXXI title, and a 23-10 win at San Francisco in the 1997 NFC Championship game. The two teams met in the playoffs for a fourth straight season in 1998, with the 49ers winning 30-27 on QB Steve Young’s last-second TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. Both squads faced off in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons (2012-13), with San Francisco coming away with wins in both. NOTABLE CONNECTIONS Packers HC Mike McCarthy was San Francisco’s OC in 2005...Packers asst. OL coach Mike Solari served as the TEs/asst. OL coach for the 49ers from 1992-06 and the OL coach from 2010-14…Packers QB Scott Tolzien was on San Francisco’s 53-man roster in 2011-12...Packers off. quality control coach Luke Getsy was a UDFA and spent the preseason with the 49ers in 2007…Packers VP/general counsel Ed Policy’s father, Carmen, worked in San Francisco’s front office in the 1980s and 1990s, including time as president and chief executive officer…Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is from Chico, Calif., and played collegiately at Butte College in Oroville, Calif., and the University of California…Other Packers with connections to northern California include WR Davante Adams (Palo Alto), T David Bakhtiari (San Mateo), OL coach James Campen (Sacramento), WR James Jones (San Jose; San Jose State), WR Ty Montgomery (Stanford), TE Richard Rodgers (Martinez; University of California), and def. quality control coach John Rushing (Merced)…Packers LB Clay Matthews’ grandfather, Clay Sr., played DL for the 49ers for four seasons (1950, 1953-55)...49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wis. ...49ers LB Nick Bellore is from Whitefish Bay, Wis. ...San Francisco’s special asst. to the HC Bill Nayes was the asst. athletic dir./dir. football operations at the University of Wisconsin…49ers strength, conditioning and nutrition asst. Kurt Schmidt earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and also played LB there…49ers OC Geep Chryst coached for Wisconsin-Platteville (1987) and Wisconsin (1988) and is a native of Madison, Wis. …Chryst was on the Bears coaching staff from 1991-95 while Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot was a player…Chryst served as the OC/QBs coach for the Chargers while Packers secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry was a player in 1999…Chryst was the TEs/off. quality control coach for the Panthers from 2006-10 while Packers LB Julius Peppers and Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac were with the team…49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell served as Green Bay’s def. coord. from 2000-03…49ers DC Eric Mangini served as the HC for the Jets in 2006 while Packers RBs coach Sam Gash was the asst. special teams/asst. RBs coach…49ers off. asst. D.J. Boldin was an UDFA in 2009 with the Lions while Gash was the RBs coach…49ers WRs coach Ronald Curry worked alongside Perry while the two were with the Raiders in 2008…Curry played football and basketball with Peppers at UNC…49ers WRs coach Adam Henry and RBs coach Tom Rathman worked alongside Perry while the two were in Oakland from 2007-08…Rathman was also a FB for San Francisco from 1986-93 while Solari was the TEs/asst. OL coach from 1992-93…Rathman played for the L.A. Raiders in 1994 while Packers assoc. HC/LBs Winston Moss played LB…49ers special teams coord. Thomas McGaughey Jr. was a part of the Chiefs coaching staff from 2001-02 while Solari was the OL coach…49ers secondary coach Tim Lewis was selected as the 11th overall draft pick by the Packers in 1983 and played for Green Bay from 1983-86…Lewis coached the secondary for the Panthers while Trgovac and Peppers were with the team…Lewis served as the DBs coach for the Steelers while Packers special teams coord. Ron Zook and Packers college scout John Wojciechowski were with the squad…San Francisco’s asst. OL. coach Eric Wolford coached the OL while Zook was the HC for the University of Illinois from 2007-08…San Francisco’s QBs coach Steven Logan served as the RBs coach for the Buccaneers while Packers QBs/WRs coach Alex Van Pelt was the QBs coach from 2010-11…Packers RB Eddie Lacy and 49ers S Eric Reid were teammates at Dutchtown (La.) High School…Packers C Corey Linsley blocked for 49ers RB Carlos Hyde while the two played at Ohio State…Other college teammates include Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and RB Eddie Lacy and 49ers WR DeAndrew White and DT Quinton Dial (Alabama), Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Nick Perry and 49ers CB Shareece Wright and C Marcus Martin (Southern California), Packers G Josh Sitton and 49ers FB Bruce Miller (Central Florida), and Packers TE Andrew Quarless and 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (Penn State). LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON Sept. 8, 2013, at Candlestick Park, 49ers won, 34-28 QB Aaron Rodgers completed 21 of 37 attempts for 333 yards and three TDs (102.6 passer rating). WRs Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb both hit the 100-yard mark as they hauled in seven receptions and a TD each. QB Colin Kaepernick hit 27 of 39 pass attempts for 412 yards and three TDs (129.4 passer rating). WR Anquan Boldin notched 13 catches for 208 yards and one TD.
Packers DB Micah Hyde spoke with the media on Monday afternoon. He mentioned the areas the defense must improve in going forward, and he looked ahead at a big week of preparation for the Seahawks.
CHICAGO — With Packers starting safety Morgan Burnett (calf) unable to play today, the key question becomes who will enter the game as Green Bay’s nickel cornerback. Micah Hyde , who has played plenty of nickel, will be starting at safety in Burnett’s place, so that could turn the nickel job over to ...
This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF). Green Bay will host Kansas City at Lambeau Field in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. This is the 23rd consecutive season (1993-2015) that Green Bay is appearing on Monday Night Football, the second-longest streak in the league behind only Denver’s 24-year span (1992-2015). It is the Packers’ lone MNF appearance this season. The Packers are 14-8-1 at home on MNF, including 4-1 under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has a 4-1 record as the starter at home on MNF, completing 92 of 130 passes for 1,045 yards, 11 touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 116.3. Of the 10 regular-season matchups between Green Bay and Kansas City, only one took place on MNF, a 23-16 victory by the Chiefs on Nov. 8, 1993, at Arrowhead Stadium. Monday will be the Chiefs’ fourth trip to Lambeau Field during the regular season and first since 2003. It is the first time since 2008 that the Packers play their first two home games in primetime. Green Bay has won eight of its last 10 games against AFC opponents with Rodgers as the starter, including five of the last six. Rodgers has thrown 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in the last five matchups against the AFC. Green Bay has faced former Packers assistant coach Andy Reid nine times (including playoffs) since he has become a head coach in the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2012) but this will be the first time since he became the head coach for Kansas City (2013-present). Reid was 5-4 against the Packers as the head coach of the Eagles, but Green Bay has won the last three matchups. Seven of the previous nine games the Packers have played against teams that have been led by Reid have been decided by seven points or less, including four by three or fewer points. Monday will be one of two games the Packers play this season against a franchise they faced in the Super Bowl. Green Bay and Kansas City met in Super Bowl I, and later this season the Packers will play the Oakland Raiders, who they faced in Super Bowl II. The Packers and Chiefs have played 10 times during the regular season, and although Green Bay has only beaten Kansas City twice, one of the two victories came under the guidance of McCarthy (33-22 at Kansas City, 2007). Monday will be just the second time (Week 3, 1990) the two teams have met in the month of September. Green Bay will go on the road to play the San Francisco 49ers next week before returning home for two games before the bye. WITH THE CALL ESPN is in its 10th season as host of the most successful series in sports television history, Monday Night Football. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico is joined by analyst Jon Gruden for the 46th season of MNF broadcasts, with Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines. The contest also will air as a simulcast locally on WBAY (ABC, Ch. 2) in Green Bay and WISN (ABC, Ch. 12) in Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together. Westwood One Sports will air the game across the country. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Boomer Esiason (analyst) will call the action, with Hub Arkush reporting from the sidelines and Jim Gray hosting the pregame and halftime shows. The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed). WHAT TO LOOK FOR Green Bay is looking to start 3-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for the third time under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (2007, 4-0). Including the postseason, the Packers have won 10 consecutive home games, the third-longest streak of the McCarthy era. (13, 2010-11 / 11, 2012-13). A win would give Green Bay its fourth victory in the last five games against AFC teams. The Packers’ offensive line has only given up two sacks in the first two games of the season (tied for fifth fewest in the NFL). It is the fewest a Green Bay offensive line has allowed in the first two games since 2008 (one). Green Bay has registered a sack in 38 consecutive regular-season games, a franchise record and the longest current streak in the league. OFFENSE If QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 300-plus yards, it will be the 41st 300-yard passing game of his career during the regular season. Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in each of the first three games of the season once in his career (2011, first 12 games). Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 15 of the last 18 regular-season games, including the last four. The Packers are 14-1 in those games. Rodgers last threw an interception at home on Dec. 12, 2012, vs. Minnesota. The last time Rodgers threw multiple interceptions at home was Oct. 24, 2010, vs. Minnesota. Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in 13 of the last 18 regular-season games. WR Randall Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 43. Cobb registered the 11th 100-yard receiving game of his career, and first of this season, last week against Seattle (116 yards on eight catches). He looks to post back-to-back 100-yard receiving games for the fourth time in his career (2012, 2013, 2014). WR James Jones has registered three touchdown receptions so far this season. Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), Jones has registered a touchdown reception in four of the last five games. He has totaled five touchdown receptions over that span. If Jones records a receiving touchdown, it will be the fourth time in his career he has registered one or more touchdown receptions in three consecutive games (2011, twice in 2012). DEFENSE LB Julius Peppers leads the Packers with 2.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last regular and postseason, he has seven sacks in the last six games. Peppers has registered three-plus sacks in the first three games he has played in a season twice in his career (three in 2002 / four in 2006). SPECIAL TEAMS K Mason Crosby (273) is five field-goal attempts short of surpassing Ryan Longwell (277) for the most in team history. Last week, Crosby (1,057) passed Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record. WR Ty Montgomery ranks No. 2 in the NFL in kickoff return average this season (31.3). In Week 1, he recorded a kick return of 46 yards, the longest kick return by a Packer since a 70-yarder by S Micah Hyde vs. Pittsburgh on 12/22/13. THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: Packers vs. Chiefs : Regular season, all-time : 2-7-1 All-time, postseason : 1-0 All-time, at Green Bay : 0-3-1 Streaks : The Chiefs have won six of the last seven regular-season games. Last meeting, regular season : Dec. 18, 2011; Chiefs won, 19-14, Arrowhead Stadium COACHES CAPSULES Mike McCarthy : 103-55-1, .650 (incl. 7-6 postseason); 10th NFL season Andy Reid : 161-116-1, .581 (incl. 10-10 postseason); 17th NFL season (3rd with KC) Head to Head : McCarthy 3-1 vs. Opponent : McCarthy 1-1 vs. Chiefs; Reid 5-4 vs. Packers MIKE McCARTHY …Is in his 10th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach. Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. Led the Packers to their sixth consecutive playoff appearance last season, joining New England as the only two NFL teams to do so over that span. Has also led the team to seven playoff appearances in the last eight years (2007, 2009-14). Has guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring each of the past eight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014. His .661 winning percentage during the regular season (96-49-1) ranks No. 3 among active NFL coaches (min. 50 games). Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head-coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant. ANDY REID …Is in his third year as the Chiefs’ 13th head coach. Led the Chiefs to back-to-back winning seasons (11-5 in 2013, 9-7 in 2014) for the first time since the 2005-06 seasons. Led Kansas City to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in his first season after inheriting a team that went 2-14 in 2012. Spent 14 seasons (1999-2012) as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, where he compiled the best win total (140) and playoff-victory total (10) in franchise history. During his time in Philadelphia, he was named NFL Coach of the Year three times, captured six division titles and earned five trips to the NFC Championship Game and one to the Super Bowl. Prior to becoming the head coach in Philadelphia, he spent seven seasons (1992-98) on Green Bay’s coaching staff. Also coached on the collegiate level at Brigham Young (1982), San Francisco State (1983-85), Northern Arizona (1986), Texas-El Paso (1987-88) and Missouri (1989-91). THE PACKERS-CHIEFS SERIES The first meeting between the teams came in January 1967 when the NFL champion Packers met the AFL champion Chiefs in the first-ever Super Bowl, won by the Packers, 35-10. Kansas City has had the upper hand in the series ever since. The Chiefs have the highest winning percentage against the Packers (7-2-1, .750) among NFL teams. When the Packers visited Kansas City in 2007, it was their first trip since 1996, and they broke a five-game losing streak to the Chiefs by winning 33-22. This matchup will mark the fourth time the teams will meet at Lambeau Field, with the Packers seeking their first-ever regular season win vs. the Chiefs at home. NOTABLE CONNECTIONS Packers HC Mike McCarthy began his NFL coaching career in Kansas City, first as quality control/offensive assistant (1993-94) and later as QBs coach (1995-98)…Packers assoc. HC/offense Tom Clements served as the QBs coach in Kansas City (2000) and also played QB for the Chiefs in 1980...Chiefs GM John Dorsey served as Green Bay’s dir. of college scouting from 2000-11 and as dir. of football operations in 2012...He also played for the Packers from 1984-88 and worked in scouting from 1991-98...Chiefs HC Andy Reid was on Green Bay’s coaching staff from 1992-98, serving as the TEs/asst. OL coach from 1992-96 and the QBs coach from 1997-98...Reid oversaw TEs while assisting Packers strength and conditioning coordinator Mark Lovat’s father, OL coach Tom Lovat…Chiefs OC Doug Pederson is a former Packers QB who backed up Brett Favre from 1996-98 and 2001-04...Chiefs asst. secondary coach Al Harris played CB for the Packers for seven seasons (2003-09)...Chiefs strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin spent 11 seasons (1995-2005) on Green Bay’s coaching staff...Chiefs LB Frank Zombo signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and played in 25 games with the Packers from 2010-12...Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee...Chiefs dir. of football operations Chris Ballard played for the University of Wisconsin…Chiefs player personnel asst. Dan Zegers graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., and worked for the Packers as an equipment asst. (2004-12) and scouting asst. during the NFL Draft (2008-13)…Packers special teams coordinator Ron Zook coached DBs for the Chiefs in 1999 and Packers asst. OL coach Mike Solari was the DL coach from 1997-05 and OC from 2006-07 with the Chiefs…Chiefs QB Alex Smith played under McCarthy when he was the OC in San Francisco and while Solari was the OL coach in 2005…Chiefs spread game analyst/special projects Brad Childress coached on the staff at the University of Wisconsin from 1991-98…Packers VP of football administration/player finance Russ Ball began his NFL career with the Chiefs and went on to work 10 seasons there (1989-98), the first eight as an asst. strength and conditioning coach and the final two in football operations...Ball played C at Central Missouri St. when Chiefs DBs coach Emmitt Thomas was on the staff there...Thomas was Green Bay’s DC in 1999, when McCarthy was the QBs coach for the Packers...Thomas also coached in Atlanta with Packers secondary/CBs coach Joe Whitt Jr. and served as the DC while Ball and Packers dir. of research and development Mike Eayrs worked for the Vikings in 2000...Thomas also worked on the same staff as Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac for the Eagles from 1995-98...Packers asst. director of pro personnel Tim Terry (1999) and dir. of player development Rob Davis (1996) went to training camp as players with the Chiefs...Packers dir. of college scouting Brian Gutekunst worked for the Chiefs as a scouting assistant in 1998...Chiefs northeast area scout Matt Donahoe was a summer scouting intern for the Packers in 2012…Chiefs asst. HC/WRs David Culley worked alongside Zook at the Steelers from 1996-98…Chiefs DC Bob Sutton coached alongside Packers RBs coach Sam Gash at the Jets from 2005-06…Chiefs RBs coach Eric Bieniemy coached at Colorado while Packers T David Bakhtiari played there from 2011-12...Bieniemy played with Packers west regional scout Sam Seale at the Chargers in 1991...Bieniemy also played with Terry at the Bengals in 1997…Chiefs DL coach Tommy Brasher served in the same position with the Buccaneers while Packers assoc. HC/LBs Winston Moss played in 1990...Brasher and Moss met again with the Seahawks from 1995-98…Chiefs dir. of pro scouting Will Lewis worked for the Packers as a pro scout (1997) and as asst. director of pro personnel (1998-99)…Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot and Chiefs OL coach Andy Heck played on the OL together in Chicago from 1994-96...Heck also played for the Bears with Packers OC Edgar Bennett in 1998 and he played with Trgovac at the Redskins in 2000…Packers DT B.J. Raji played at Boston College with Chiefs college scouting coordinator Ryan Poles and area scout Trey Koziol...Other college connections include: Packers CB Sam Shields and Chiefs DL Allen Bailey (Miami); and Packers LS Brett Goode and Chiefs RB Knile Davis (Arkansas). LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON Dec. 18, 2011, at Arrowhead Stadium; Chiefs won, 19-14 QB Aaron Rodgers connected on 17 of 35 pass attempts for 235 yards and one TD (80.1 passer rating), including three rushes for 32 yards and one TD. QB Kyle Orton passed for 299 yards on 23-of-31 passing (104.1 passer rating). RB Jackie Battle scored the only offensive TD of the game for the Chiefs as he rushed for 37 yards on 10 attempts (3.7 avg.) K Ryan Succop provided the rest of the scoring for Kansas City as he hit four field goals from 19, 32, 46 and 20 yards out.
Green Bay Packers players began moving into St. Norbert College for their 2015 training camp. Packers analyst Larry McCarren gets an exclusive inside look at Packers DB Micah Hyde's dorm room.
GREEN BAY—Theoretically, Packers defensive backs Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward are competing for playing time. Practically speaking, it doesn’t matter at the moment who’s winning the competition if they both keep playing like this. Hyde and Hayward began the season at different positions. Hyde was ...